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« The treasures are born in the very heart of the most legendary of the illustrious plots of the Maison Guigal. These precious bottles are as coveted as they are rare and have benefited from extreme care at every stage of the process, from the vine to the cellars. They are the sole incarnation of the inspiration and inheritance of centuries of viticulture in an exceptional terroir »
Côte-Rôtie

"La Mouline"

The Côte-Rôtie « La Mouline » is one of the most emblematic of the Guigal domain’s wines. Small quantities are produced each year from a vineyard in the heart of the ‘côte blonde’. This is a voluptuous, silky and intensely aromatic wine.

Soil type

Terraced wines in the shape of a Roman amphitheatre. Gneis with lighly coloured silicone soil with limestone lœss.

Grape variety

89% Syrah, 11% Viognier.

Average age of vines

about 75 years

Winemaking

Thermoregulated stainless steel tanks. Traditional pumping over. Alcoholic fermentation/ 4 week maceration..

Ageing

42 months in new oak

Tasting

Eye : Ruby red with red vermillion tints.
Nose : Small red fruits, blackberry and floral violet aromas.Intensely aromatic, powerful but full of finesse.
Palate : Supple with balance between the finesse of the aromas and an explosive richness due to the concentration of the wine. Greatly expressive of the terroir.
Overall : A feminine wine with voluptuous silky texture and intense aromas.
Imprimer

Vintages 2007

 

eRobertParker.com #214 - Aug 2014

Score : 96+

A big step up, the 2007 Cote Rotie la Mouline boasts serious richness and depth, with a still tight, focused and youthful profile that’s begging for another couple of years in the cellar. Giving up plenty of smoked earth, toast, dried flowers, graphite, chocolate and hints of bacon fat, it’s a masculine version of this cuvee that should start to open up in another 3-4 years, and drink beautifully through 2032. Jeb Dunnuck.

 

Wine Advocate #193 - Feb 2011

Score :  (95-97)

The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2007 Cote Rotie La Mouline will be bottled around the time this report is released. A superb effort made in the style of the 1991 (which is drinking beautifully at age 20), the 2007 displays silky, velvety tannins, a seamless integration of acidity, alcohol and tannin, and a luscious bouquet of charcoal, lychee nut, black cherries, raspberries and forest floor. Full-bodied, opulent and irresistible, this complex, supple 2007 can be enjoyed now and over the next two decades. Drink: 2011 - 2031. Robert Parker

 

Wine Spectator - Nov 15, 2011

Score: 96

Exhibits gorgeous aromas of warm tea cake, black tea and singed mesquite, followed by dense but silky structure that carries alluring plum, blackberry and licorice flavors through the very lengthy finish, where a sanguine edge echoes for added length. This has power, but it's more about guile and perfume. Best from 2012 through 2025. 417 cases made. Designation: Collectibles. James Molesworth.


Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Jan/Feb 10

Score : 93-96

Inky purple. Highly pungent aromas of cherry, blackcurrant, violet and cracked pepper. Sappy and sweet on entry, then firmed by dusty tannins, which frame the vivid dark fruit and violet pastille flavors. A spicy quality dominates the long, focused, energetic finish.   Josh Raynolds.

 

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Jan/Feb 11

Score :  93-95

Saturated purple. Intense, floral-accented aromas of blackberry and cherry-cola, with a strong sandalwood overlay. Lush, sweet, palate-coating dark fruit preserve flavors are complemented by anise and violet pastille qualities and gain weight with air. Tangy acidity adds cut to a long, spicy, penetrating finish. This wine was last racked in October, 2009. Josh Raynolds.
 

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

20 years.

Food and wine matching

Exceptional wine, exceptional food, pheasant, partridge …

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines